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Cillian O'Connor Delighted To Give Absent Mayo Fans Something To Shout About

Cillian O'Connor Delighted To Give Absent Mayo Fans Something To Shout About

Mayo have booked their place in the All-Ireland final, producing a brilliant attacking display in their win over Tipperary at Croke Park this afternoon.

Cillian O'Connor was the star man. Having already shown top form during this year's championship, he would score a remarkable 4-9 in today's victory.

He will need to produce another performance at that level if Mayo are to have a chance against Dublin, but the 28-year old is looking forward to the challenge.

Speaking to RTÉ after the game, O'Connor said he was delighted to give the Mayo supporters who couldn't attend the games this year something to shout about.

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I think the break made us realise how privileged we are and how lucky we are to get to play. There are thousands of supporters who would have loved to be here today.

I suppose we're really mindful of that. We want to give everything we can for them every time we step out...

We miss it. We would have preferred if we had a full house here today. We're just trying to make sure that people at home in their living rooms enjoy the games, give them plenty to shout about. Thankfully we have another day left in the season...

I don't see why not. We've enjoyed the training the last few weeks, we're delighted to get back and have a season after we didn't know if we would.

It's just a really enjoyable group at the moment. We will get back on Wednesday and train hard. Whatever day the final is we will come up and give it our best.

Mayo will now take on Dublin in two weeks time, where they will enter the final as major underdogs. They will certainly need to bring their best form if they are to have any chance.

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Gary Connaughton
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Beleaguered Westmeath man, constantly trying to recreate the buzz of the 2004 Leinster final replay.

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